Hotel Overview

A spectacular resort, set on a dazzling beach, the all-inclusive Occidental Caribe boasts 798 rooms with red Spanish-styled rooftops. The lobby, in warm tangerine hues, invites you to linger, with comfy seating under a chandelier, which amusingly also happens to house a birds nest! Sprawled parallel with the beach, this spacious hotel curves around gardens and features two large pools that are perfect for a refreshing dip.

Boredom is not an option at this adventurer's paradise! Fly through the air on a trapeze at the circus school, or test your strength and endurance on the rock-climbing wall. Then, gaze down at the spectacular ocean-view from the top. Children's programs are also available and include a playground, game room, pool, and more.

Entice your palate at one of seven specialty restaurants and after supper, don't forget to try your luck at the casino or take in one of the dynamic live shows in the forum-style theater. Before topping the evening off at the nightclub, stop by one of the late night bars for a nightcap. Finally, head off to your luxurious room to rest up for the next day's adventure.

Once you've had a good night's rest, why not start your day off in the gorgeous, fully-equipped spa? Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub, pampering yourself in the beauty salon, or melting away stress in one of many massage rooms.

Property Information

Year Built: 2000
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 8
Floors: 4
Total rooms and suites: 798

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important information* Motorized water sports are banned by the Dominican Government during holy week.
Advisory *Important Information* The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
The hotel will not accept any Spring Break groups.  If the hotel does make an exception the following policy will be strictly applied: Students / youth are considered by the hotel as anyone between 16 and 23 years old.  They will be required to sign a responsibility letter agreeing to leave the hotel if there is a disruption.  Upon check in each student / youth will be required to leave cash deposit of $400 per person - no exceptions and cash only. Minimum age requirement for hotel check in is 18.  Any guests under the age of 18 will require a chaperone. 1 chaperone is required per 3 students / youth under the age of 18. Minimum age for a chaperone is 28.  Legal drinking age in the DR is 18.  Any guests under 18 will be given a wrist band that will not allow them to have access to alcohol at any venue and will also not allow them in the disco. All guests are required to wear wristbands.  The cost for a lost wristband is $250 - no exceptions. The hotel does reserve the right to ask any student / youth to check out of the property if the hotel policies are not fulfilled without the right to a refund for the remaining nights of the reservation. 

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

***Important Information for our guests***
The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter.  The restrictions usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday, and run a few days past Easter Sunday.  The following regulations may be enforced:
*Motorized watersports may be banned
*Non-motorized water sports may be limited, or banned
*Alcohol consumption may be restricted  (most resorts obtain a special permit which enables them to serve alcohol to nonnative persons during the ban)
*Music may be limited or silenced

These guidelines are currently vague because actual enforcement by the local government does vary greatly from one year to the next.  Each year the actual policies are not published by the local authorities until just prior to Easter.  These rules are designed for the safety of everyone, as beaches get extremely busy during this period.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 12201 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Unfriendly staff

    The hotel is a little outdated but it still pretty. The serving staff were not that friendly. They seem to be understaff in the Buffett which it made it hard to just get utensils and water. The food is basic. The staff seems to do whatever they want in this hotel. They will be in the Buffett walking out with food. They were taking up all the equipment in the gym. They need to provide training on hospitality. The pool was very good.

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lovely, not luxury, as expected

    We ended up staying at both Occidental Caribe AND Occidental Punta Cana. They were both lovely. But I can tell you that for the small price difference, Occidental Punta Cana is significantly more upscale. The rooms at OC Punta Cana were more updated as well as the lobby and all facilities in general. Also, at Occidental Caribe, The main buffet is not air-conditioned. At Occidental Punta Cana the main buffet IS AC. This made for a much more pleasant dining experience. Especially after showering at the Caribe and trying to feel and look decent for dinner and just being very warm and sweaty while dining. Felt like I needed another shower afterwards. Plus at Caribe because it’s open air, naturally there is an issue with flies on food. This is the case with any open air restaurant and not unique to Caribe. We did have issues with our air-conditioner and safe at Caribe. These issues were reported no less than four times before we moved without any action from the resort. (This was not the reason for our move. We moved to join family at Punta Cana) Bottom line is if you are still in the research phase and have not booked, for the small Price difference, I would recommend Punta Cana over Caribe. If you have already booked at Caribe, you will have a lovely stay. Enjoy. The beach is beautiful.

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bad experience

    The club premium was almost nonexistent and WiFi spotty at best ceiling leaked in bathroom onto my wife’s make up called multiple times without any resolution they they gave my wife a massage and pedicure at the beginning of trip for other problems but had to waste time and effort to get that but had problems the whole week

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    room smells musty and staff and very rude

    room smells musty and staff and very rude. The buffet and wet bar staff are very rude and do not care to serve a customer well, only when they receive tips. Check in: There is no different queue for group and family. We waited 40 minutes to check in.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    TERRIBLE PLACE

    SHOULD BE NAMED OCCIDENTAL TERIBLE. The only good thing about this place is the beach. But everything from check-in to check-out was a nightmare. Mold in the rooms. Terribly dirty rooms. Awful food. Poor service. DO NOT STAY HERE. We've been to plenty of resorts and this by far was the worst one. After the first 24 hours, we booked a different place.

    Aug 12, 2019
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